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MLB Draftkings Picks for Aug 12, 2021

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Pitchers

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Lance Lynn CWS $9,300 22.18 2.39
Brandon Woodruff MIL $10,200 22.08 2.16
José Berríos TOR $8,800 21.39 2.43
Chris Bassitt OAK $10,000 21.29 2.13

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Germán Márquez COL $6,900 20.18 2.93
José Berríos TOR $8,800 21.39 2.43
Marco Gonzales SEA $6,700 16.27 2.43
Lance Lynn CWS $9,300 22.18 2.39

Catcher

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Eric Haase DET $5,100 8.95 1.75
Jacob Stallings PIT $3,300 7.58 2.30
Tyler Stephenson CIN $4,500 7.50 1.67
Sean Murphy OAK $3,800 7.43 1.96

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Curt Casali SF $2,100 7.05 3.36
Austin Wynns BAL $2,300 6.24 2.71
Andrew Knizner STL $2,300 6.05 2.63
Stephen Vogt ATL $2,300 5.95 2.59

First Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Joey Votto CIN $5,600 10.85 1.94
Matt Olson OAK $5,500 9.75 1.77
José Abreu CWS $5,300 9.58 1.81
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR $6,100 9.52 1.56

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Mitch Moreland OAK $2,000 7.65 3.83
Curt Casali SF $2,100 7.05 3.36
Christian Walker ARI $2,100 6.94 3.31
Albert Pujols LAD $2,500 8.24 3.30

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Second Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brandon Lowe TB $4,900 10.13 2.07
Ozzie Albies ATL $4,800 9.72 2.03
Jonathan India CIN $4,600 9.62 2.09
Marcus Semien TOR $5,100 9.53 1.87

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Josh VanMeter ARI $2,200 6.39 2.91
Andy Ibáñez TEX $2,600 6.43 2.47
Jean Segura PHI $4,000 8.98 2.24
Abraham Toro SEA $3,800 8.42 2.22

Short Stop

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Tim Anderson CWS $5,400 9.86 1.83
Dansby Swanson ATL $4,500 9.30 2.07
Willy Adames MIL $5,300 9.29 1.75
Brandon Crawford SF $4,000 9.03 2.26

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Richie Martin BAL $2,200 6.32 2.87
Didi Gregorius PHI $3,000 8.29 2.76
Andrew Romine CHC $2,000 5.42 2.71
Elvis Andrus OAK $2,800 6.44 2.30

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Third Base

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Rafael Devers BOS $5,500 10.62 1.93
José Ramírez CLE $5,800 10.50 1.81
Austin Riley ATL $4,700 10.15 2.16
Manny Machado SD $5,800 10.08 1.74

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Carter Kieboom WAS $2,000 5.98 2.99
Yonny Hernandez TEX $2,200 6.52 2.96
Charlie Culberson TEX $2,100 5.97 2.84
Matt Duffy CHC $2,100 5.43 2.59

Outfield

Best Rating

Name Team Cost Expected Value
George Springer TOR $5,500 12.95 2.35
Starling Marte OAK $5,800 12.19 2.10
Bryce Harper PHI $5,400 11.31 2.09
Juan Soto WAS $5,600 10.84 1.94
Cedric Mullins BAL $4,600 10.15 2.21
Teoscar Hernández TOR $4,900 10.11 2.06
Eloy Jiménez CWS $5,100 9.96 1.95
AJ Pollock LAD $4,300 9.55 2.22

Best Values

Name Team Cost Expected Value
Brett Phillips TB $2,200 8.90 4.04
Yadiel Hernandez WAS $2,100 7.71 3.67
Seth Brown OAK $2,300 8.33 3.62
Anthony Santander BAL $2,600 8.90 3.42
Sam Hilliard COL $2,500 8.42 3.37
Myles Straw CLE $2,700 8.63 3.20
LaMonte Wade Jr. SF $2,900 9.17 3.16
Kevin Kiermaier TB $2,200 6.75 3.07

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Picks are updated regularly, but we advise that you keep up to date on late-day roster moves and injuries – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk. Sample lineups are provided as thought-starters, and are not intended for direct use.

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